US society ‘caught up in culture of fear,’ says professor

July 8, 2016

0,,19387375_303,00America has always had this paradox that it’s economically the most powerful country, still, militarily powerful, and has – for all its faults – a pretty good political system. Yet at the same time when it’s got all these assets, it’s caught up in this culture of fear. It’s a very frightened place and has been for decades – I lived through it in the Cold War. But more recently of course you had it after 9/11. And you had it domestically because of fear of the inner city, fear of deprivation and what people will do, fear of drugs, fear of crime.

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